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Academic Advising Staff

Jaimie Lopez

Interim Director of Advising

Coon Rapids & Cambridge Campuses

Email: jaimie.lopez@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1122

Education: North Hennepin Community College, AA; St. Olaf College, BA-Psychology; St. Cloud State University, MS-College Counseling & Student Development

Favorite Quote: “That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.” – Doris Lessing

Laura Boche

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: laura.boche@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1368

Education: Valparaiso University, BA-Music; University of St. Thomas, MA-Leadership in Student Affairs

Favorite Quote: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs


Amie Bordwell

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: amie.bordwell@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1288

Education: Cochise College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS-Mass Communications/Public Relations & MS-College Counseling and Student Development

Favorite Quote: “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

Stacy Brunsgaard

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: stacy.brunsgaard@anokaramsey.edu  

Phone: 763-433-1277

Education: North Hennepin Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BA-Sociology; Globe University, MBA-Human Resources

Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

Kelsey Derner

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: kelsey.derner@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1848

Education: Winona State University, BA-Psychology; Minnesota State University - Mankato, MS-Counseling and Student Personnel

Favorite Quote: “The future depends on what we do in the present” – Mahatma Gandhi

Kate Hostnick-Harper

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: kate.hostnick-harper@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1255

Education: St. Cloud State University, BS-Social Work

Abbie Huttenburg

Admissions & Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: PSEO Admissions

Email: abbie.huttenburg@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1967

Education: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, BS-Sociology; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MS-Counseling Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”


Linnea Janas

Coordinator of Disability Services

Coon Rapids & Cambridge Campuses

Email: linnea.janas@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1903

Education: Vermilion Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS & MS

Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou


Amanda Klawiter

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: amanda.klawiter@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1519

Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BA-Honors Psychology; Capella University, MA-Leadership Coaching Psychology

Favorite Quote: "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." – T. E. Lawrence

Merlita Lockman

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: International Students

Email: merlita.lockman@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1298

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA-Psychology; Minnesota State University-Mankato, MS-Counseling & Student Personnel

Advice to Students: "Knowing and utilizing campus resources will be key to your success at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Please set aside time to locate these resources during your first semester."

Ryan Olson

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: Athletes

Email: ryan.olson@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1385

Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS-Elementary Education

Advice to Students: “See advisors early and often to make sure that you are always on track.”

Jeff Pool

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids & Cambridge Campuses

Specialty: Veterans Services

Email: jeff.pool@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1963

Education: Southwest Minnesota State University, BA-Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Brothers

Zach Schultz

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: Math Skills

Email: zachary.schultz@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-422-6096

Education: Bemidji State University, BS-Applied Mathematics

Favorite Quote: “Whether you think you can or you can't, you're probably right. “ – Henry Ford

Maria Struthers-Barlage

Academic Advisor

Cambridge Campus

Specialty: Nursing & Pharmacy Technician

Email: maria.barlage@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1872

Education: Fergus Falls Community College (now Minnesota State Community & Technical College), AA; University of Minnesota-Duluth, BA & MA

Advice to Students: “Studying a little bit every day for each class works far better than one long cram session!”


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